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Durium Hit of the week


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During the late 1920s a few advertisement boys in New York City launch a new idea. An idea that still looks modern in 2004. Every week, on Tuesday, a new Hit of the week was sold in the newspaper stands of the city. For US $ 0.15, twenty percent of the price of an ordinary shellac record, you got a light flexible card board record, playable on one side, but thanks to the so-called "micro-grooves", with twice the playing time of an ordinary record. About 350,000 records a week were produced; a number, that would put every artist's nose out of joint; even nowadays. About 130 so-called Hit of the week records were sold in the US. In Holland they had to wait for some months, before these records were sold for one guilder.


Source Hans Koert's archive
Run time 15:54
Label / Recorded by Hans Koert

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Reviewer: vinmurph - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2012
Subject: Durium and then some
This is a great collection of the Durium recordings.

The early Edison and Berliner 'thick' 78's were one-sided recordings.
Several 'promo' discs were introduced in the late 1950's and beyond when the 33 1/3 microgroove format was introduced. These discs were one-sided thin vinyl. Truly a 'floppy disc' that were used for music promo (Readers Digest), inserts in magazines (such as National Geographic), promotional pieces for universities,commerical promotions and for children's recordings.
The foregoing were not of high sound quality and were designed for limited play. vm
Reviewer: sglazarus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2010
Subject: Rare format
As a record enthusiast it's always fun to learn of new formats,I was unaware of. The sound is excellent and nice performances,I especially liked the Latin Number.
Reviewer: Robin_1990 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2008
Subject: Yay!
The version of "It's The Girl" is a catchy little song, and is great for stock music. I love it!
Reviewer: Breadforgothispassword - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 30, 2006
Subject: Great Songs!
I really loved "Tip Toe through the tulips with me". Two Thumbs Up!
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